by: Ashley Kaiser
WHEELING W.Va. (WTRF) It’s an Ohio Valley secure and brings pleasure to households all all through the vacation season. Oglebay’s Competition of Lights is wrapping up their 36th yr of celebrating.
It’s 6 miles of 1000’s of lights displaying artistic scenes and vacation characters, however it doesn’t cease there. At Oglebay they additionally have quite a lot of occasions for everybody to get pleasure from.
President and CEO of the Wheeling Park fee Bob Peckenpaugh says this yr was unbelievably profitable. Households drove from throughout to expertise Oglebay’s present stopping lights and vacation actions.
The success is simply over whelming. The numbers are up from 2019 should you look again to extra of a median yr pre pandemic. Nearly 8,000 extra automobiles got here by means of this yr than that yr in explicit. However total, it’s up 36% so we’re very thrilled with how every little thing has gone this yr.
He says generations of households come yearly to the pageant. For many individuals it’s turn out to be a beautiful custom.
Though they preserve some fan favourite shows, they like so as to add and alter just a few issues every year.
You already know we had a welcome tree this yr, 70 ft tall tree on prime of the hilltop, which I feel was actually the massive factor. It was programmed with some great music and the sunshine present dances round with the music in order that was a number of enjoyable. We added some sound in sweet cane lane on the primary drive from Route 88 over to Wilson Lodge, that acquired a number of enjoyable and pleasure.
Sadly, the enjoyable should come to an finish, tonight is the final time you possibly can get pleasure from it.
Peckenpaugh says they’ve just a few thrilling concepts for subsequent yr’s pageant of lights and sit up for having everybody again subsequent yr.
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